English | دری

When women suffer, a country suffers: CEO Abdullah Abdullah

in Afghan Business

When women suffer, a country suffers: CEO Abdullah Abdullah

Afghanistan’s CEO Abdullah Abdullah addressed the first Women Economic Forum on Sunday and said women’s empowerment is vital for the country’s development.

He said Afghanistan has a long way to go to successfully achieve economic empowerment of women in the country.

“We have witnessed that in the countries where women have suffered, the country has also suffered,” said Abdullah.

The Women Economic Forum was a three-day conference organized by the International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

On his part, acting president of the AUAF, David Sedney, said Afghanistan is one of the countries with a very low rate of women in business.

“We have very few Afghan women entrepreneurs. It is one of the lowest rates in the world. Our goal is to increase the number of female entrepreneurs in this country and come up with necessary plans and programs to make this happen,” said Sedney.

17424769_1321858087909056_272056281876947089_n

According to officials from the government, presently only 3% of women in Afghanistan are involved in business sector.

Afghan women entrepreneurs urged the government to address the challenges facing women in business. A number of them cited gender discrimination, lack of security and absence of markets as the main problems hindering women’s business growth.

Meanwhile, Afghan Minister of Commerce and Industries Humayoun Rasa said the ministry will establish the general directorate of women entrepreneurs where female entrepreneurs can get support.



Related Articles

Copper extraction from Ainak mine to start next year

The process of digging historic relics at eight sites around the world’s largest copper mine in central Logar province is

Afghanistan’s agriculture sector brings a considerable growth in the economy in 2012

The World Bank’s latest report indicates Afghanistan as the fastest growing economy in South Asia. While most of the countries

Road blockade raises concerns over humanitarian crisis in Nuristan province

The only road leading from the capital of Kunar to Nuristan has been blocked due to security concerns for the

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.